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Using Student Research Center

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Using Student Research Center

  1. 1. Using Student Research Center <br />Presented by the Leach Library Reference Staff <br />
  2. 2. What is Student Research Center?<br />A database created by Ebscohost to cater to the needs of middle and high school students. <br />Provides access to numerous Ebscohost databases in a single, reliable, easy-to-use, location. <br />Subject matter includes current events, history, science, and health. <br />
  3. 3. How do I get started? <br />Visit the Leach Library database page: http://www.londonderrynh.org/library/library_005.htm<br />Click on Ebscohost and<br /> enter the password<br />Contact the reference <br /> desk for the password. <br />
  4. 4. Getting Started<br />This will take you to the page listing the library’s Ebscohost databases <br />Click on Student Research Center<br />
  5. 5. How do I search the database? <br />Start a “basic search” by entering keywords into the find box. <br />Limit or expand your<br /> search by checking<br /> or unchecking<br /> content sources <br /> (i.e. magazines, <br /> newspapers, etc.) <br />
  6. 6. Keyword Search Results <br />Basic keyword searches will often bring back thousands of items.<br />In this example, <br /> “wetlands” brings <br /> back over 14,000! <br />
  7. 7. Filter Results Using Tabs <br />Click on the tabs to reduce the number of items to a manageable number. <br />Clicking on “Radio & TV News Transcripts” reduced results to 119. <br />
  8. 8. What is an “Advanced Search?”<br />Allows you to limit your search so you don’t get too many items, which can be overwhelming and confusing. <br />Get started by clicking on “Advanced Search”<br />
  9. 9. Advanced Search Interface <br />Limit search to <br /> a specific field<br />Limit by <br /> document type<br />Search by reading <br /> level, if desired<br />
  10. 10. Sample Advanced Search <br />Subject search <br /> for “Wetlands”<br />Include only<br /> “magazines” <br />Limit reading<br /> level to only <br /> grades 6-8<br />
  11. 11. Advanced Search Results <br />This advanced search returned only 92 items<br />Further narrow results by clicking on subject headings. <br />
  12. 12. Search Results <br />Click on title for <br /> article abstract <br />To go directly to full <br /> text click on <br /> “HTML Full Text” <br /> or “PDF Full Text” <br />
  13. 13. Sample Article Abstract<br />Articles can be <br /> emailed from <br /> this screen<br />
  14. 14. That’s it! Any questions? <br />Contact the reference desk <br /> Phone: 432-1132 <br /> Email: reference@londonderrynh.org<br />

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